The mission of Madison County Veterans’ Court is to provide an inter-agency, collaborative, non-adversarial treatment strategy for Veterans in the Criminal Justice System who suffer from PTSD or psychological and/or substance abuse problems as a result of having served in our Armed Forces.
What is the Veterans’ Court
Veterans’ Court is a collaboration of numerous agencies: the Court, the VA, the Public Defender’s Office, the Probation Department, and many other community partners. These agencies, working together, have established a viable option for a select group of Offenders whose needs are better met through treatment intervention rather than incarceration.
Goals of the Veterans’ Court
- Protect the public
- Reduce participant contacts with the Criminal Justice System
- Reduce costs associated with the Criminal Justice System
- Introduce participants to an ongoing process of recovery designed to help them become stable, employed, and substance-free while continuing mental health care through community/peer counseling groups or the VA
For additional resources for Madison County Veterans please visit the Veterans’ Assistance Commission at 157 North Main Street Suite 115 Edwardsville IL 62025 or call 618.692.7040 ext. 4554
Veterans' Treatment Court
Criminal Justice Center
509 Ramey Street, Suite 304
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Phone: (618) 692-8961 Fax: (618) 692-8984